Nearby words

  1. ripstop nylon,
  2. riptide,
  3. ripuarian,
  4. riroriro,
  5. risc,
  6. rise above,
  7. rise and shine,
  8. rise from the ashes,
  9. rise in the world,
  10. rise through the ranks


    get a rise out of, Informal.
    1. to provoke, as to action or anger.
    2. to evoke the expected or desired response from.
    give rise to, to originate; produce; cause: The Industrial Revolution gave rise to accelerated urbanization.

Origin of rise

before 1000; Middle English risen (v.), Old English rīsan; cognate with Dutch rijzen, Old High German rīsan, Gothic reisan; akin to raise, rear2

Related formshalf-rise, nounre·rise, verb, re·rose, re·ris·en, re·ris·ing.un·ris·en, adjective

Can be confusedraise rise (see usage note at raise)

Usage note

See raise. Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for risen

British Dictionary definitions for risen


/ (ˈrɪzən) /


the past participle of rise


restored from death; ascended into glorythe risen Christ


/ (raɪz) /

verb rises, rising, rose (rəʊz) or risen (ˈrɪzən) (mainly intr)


Word Origin for rise

Old English rīsan; related to Old Saxon rīsan, Gothic reisan

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Word Origin and History for risen
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Idioms and Phrases with risen


In addition to the idioms beginning with rise

  • rise and shine
  • rise from the ashes
  • rise in the world
  • rise through the ranks
  • rise to the bait
  • rise to the occasion

also see:

  • come up (rise in the world)
  • get a rise out of
  • give birth (rise) to
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